Which is better? Complete happiness, or a cabbage sandwich?
The answer is, of course.....a cabbage sandwich.
there's nothing nothing is better than complete happiness.....but a cabbage sandwich is better than nothing.
I fixed the above to make the 'logic' work better.
Back to the OP.
Of course we should try
to eliminate religion but we must be pragmatic about it.
1. How do you marginalise an idea which the majority hold?
2. How do you marginalise an idea which the government hold?
Apartheid in South Africa was destroyed only
because of outside pressure from foreign countries when they started to boycott sporting events and later financially with corporate influence.
In South Africa the minority ruled the majority. If you were black you had a less rights than the whites.
As a white, university educated, anti-apartheid, atheist living in Johannesburg in the 70's I felt I was in the smallest of minorities.
I went to university in Cape Town which was far more liberal than Jo'burg and it was a huge culture shock for me when I got there.
I could be having general conversations with people about anything and then when the discussion went to religion or politics [or racism] it would inevitable lead to aggression on their part.
I would have , what I thought, was a rational argument and got agreement on many points
up to a certain point but after that they just closed down.
Because of the government segregationist policy a lot of the racist whites I met in Jo-burg had only met rural uneducated blacks. This only reinforced their ingrained stereotypes that all 'non-whites' are stupid.
Mockery and marginalisation was a big factor in bringing down the SA regime but they were a small country with no global influence.
But Nelson Mandela showed what can be achieved passively and with dignity when you have the moral right.